Here is a glimpse of the front-side of the transparency weaving. The cactus is beginning to come around the breast beam. I can’t see the cactus clearly yet, but so far, it looks good! I only have a couple inches of cactus left to weave. Soon, the whole picture will be visible!
The back of the weaving that faces me as I weave, with all its weft turns, weft splices, and woven-in tails, is an accurate picture of what I am weaving. But it is incomplete. It doesn’t tell the whole story. I get used to this bumpy side sometimes and forget that there is something better on the other side.
Getting a glimpse of the true cactus picture made me want to see more. Looking for, and eagerly waiting to see the finished front-side of the transparency is like seeking truth. The lines in the design are obscured from the back, so we are compelled to keep going, keep advancing the warp, and actively look for the truth to appear. Love truth. The beginning of the cactus coming into view is a welcome sight that reminds me why I’m at the loom.
May you love what is true.
18 thoughts on “Cactus Transparency Preview”
Many congratulations! May he live a long, safe, and faithful life. Babies are miracles made visible, entrusted to our care, and I know this little one will be cherished.
Joanna, Thank you so much! A miracle made visible is a wonderful way to think of this new little child.
Prayers for your new grandson and his family.de
Deb, Thanks! That means a lot to me!
Congratulations on your new grandson! The cactus is looking amazing!
Hi Beth, New grandchildren are always fun to meet! I’m glad you like the cactus. I am so eager to turn the whole thing over! It won’t be long…
Congrats on this precious and beautiful new grandchild, Karen! What a blessing to your whole family!
Good morning, Bev! Children are indeed a blessing. We are so grateful to see our family expand.
Congratulations! Grand children are the best!! Can’t wait to see the finished work – your transparency that is!
Hi Maria, Yes, grandchildren are gifts! The transparency is almost ready…
Lovely new baby and wonderful big brother – Grands are just the best. Enjoy every minute you get to spend with them. Looking forward to seeing the finish transparency
Hi Martha, I relish every moment with these special little people! I’m hoping to cut off the transparency today or tomorrow…
Congratulations on the sweet new grand baby, Karen! He’s precious!
I look forward to seeing your finished cactus soon.
D’Anne, Thank you! There’s nothing like holding a newborn. It’s always surprising how short that newborn stage is. This cactus is just about ready to be cut off!
Congratulations on he the grandson! Interesting journey with your cactus. What size Glimakra are you weaving on and why?
Hi Linda, Thanks so much!
This is a 47″ (120cm) Glimakra Standard. I love your question! This is the size Glimakra I like best. I like that it is large enough to get “in” the loom for threading and tying up. This also provides a very comfortable weaving experience for my 5’2″ frame. I sit high on the bench and everything fits me. My 39″ (100cm) Ideal isn’t as easy to dress, and is a little more awkward to find a comfortable position for weaving. The times I have woven on a wider loom I found that my arms just don’t have the “wingspan” to make it a comfortable weaving experience with throwing and catching the shuttle. But overall, I enjoy weaving on any Glimakra.
I guess I could call this my Goldilocks loom – not too big, not too small, but juuuuust right!
Congrats on your new sweet grandbaby!!
Hi Emily, Thank you so much! It’s pretty special to hold a brand new little baby.